European Parliament declares abortion access a human right

The move is an effort to confront countries like Poland and Malta, where women’s rights are being restricted.

BY MAÏA DE LA BAUME
June 24, 2021

The European Parliament on Thursday easily passed a divisive resolution that proclaimed the safe access to abortion is a human right — an effort to confront countries such as Poland and Malta, where women’s rights are being restricted.

The resolution urges EU countries to recognize that any interference with access to contraception, fertility treatment, maternity care and abortion “constitute breaches of human rights.” It implores countries to “condemn any attempt to limit access” to these services.

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